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Commander In Chief?

January 21, 2011

There is o greater responsibility than Commander in Chief.  Perhaps if a President wants to  lead he should have the support and share some of the same views as Americans?

‘The latest Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey shows that a plurality of Likely Voters (41%) says Obama believes America’s allies should do what the United States wants most often. But 23% think Obama believes America should do what its allies want more often, while 27% think neither scenario applies. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

By contrast, 55% of all U.S. voters say our allies should do what the United States wants more often, and just nine percent (9%) think America should do want its allies want instead. Thirty-one percent (31%) agree with neither course.

While the number that says the president places greater importance on allies doing what the United States wants is down seven points from last month, the latest results are similar to results found for most of last year. Just before Obama entered the White House in January 2009, 26% thought he believed America should do what its allies want more often, while 36% took the opposite view.

Last month, the number of voters who believed allies should do what the United States wants more often hit a multi-year high of 63%. While a majority of voters have felt this way for most of the past year, that number did not rise above 50% in regular tracking from November 2006 through December 2008.’

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